W.BBall Heads to No. 2 UConn for Weekend Game (L 83-61)


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Saturday’s contest can be seen on ESPN3/SNY and heard live by fans via the home for Houston Women’s Basketball Radio, UHCougars.com/wbbradio. Live statistics are also available through SideArm Stats, and the official Twitter account of Houston Women’s Basketball, @UHCougarWBB, will offer updates throughout the game.

SCOUTING THE HUSKIES
UConn enters Saturday’s contest with an 26-2 overall record, a 14-0 mark in American Athletic Conference play and No. 2 in both the AP and USA Today polls . UConn has won its last eight games most recently defeating Wichita State in a 84-47 decision. The Huskies are 11-0 when playing at home this season.
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UConn has five players averaging double figures in scoring this season, Napheesa Collier paces the Huskies with 20.0 points per game to lead the team, Katie Lou Samuelson is second on the team with 19.1 points per game.
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UConn is allowing opponents to score 54.9 points per game, allowing 34.3 percent shooting from the field and 29.1 percent from long-range.


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Coogs lead after 1, 23-22.

UConn starts out the 2nd quarter well and Coogs are suddenly down 9.


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TOP PERFORMERS
HOUSTON: The Cougars saw three players reach double figures in scoring, Barnes, Branch and Harris each dropped 14 points. Hawkins led the team in rebounds with eight, as well as assists with five. Barnes has now hit at least one three-pointer in the last 18 games.
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UCONN: UConn finished the game with four players in double figures led by Napheesa Collier with 29 points. Collier and Megan Walker led the Huskies on the boards with nine rebounds each and Dangerfield finished with eight assists.
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NEWS AND NOTES

* Houston drops to 15-13 on the season and 9-6 in conference play. A USF loss earlier in the day clinched a first-round by for the Cougars in the 2019 American Athletic Conference tournament.
* The Cougars shot 33.9 percent from the field, compared to 52.7 percent from UConn. The Cougars grabbed 14 offensive rebounds compared to 10 from UConn,as well as posting 14 points off the bench compared to five from the Huskies.